Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:05
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2       ST IVES TOWN     1  Second and third in the league table prior to this match the reward for the winners would be a berth at the top of the table, and after a feisty encounter it was St Neots who prevailed.   It was a game scarred by a 43rd minute injury to Tom Wakeley which resulted in a 50 minutes suspension of the match whilst an ambulance arrived to transport the unlucky youngster to the hospital.   At the point of the injury the match had boiled up into a competitive contest but after the restart the enthusiasm seemed to have dispersed and the second half saw a visiting side reduced to ten men defend well but unable to seriously challenge St Neots’ narrow advantage.   There was a quiet start with neither side seriously testing the opposition goalkeeper in the opening twenty minutes.   Then Kai Hope tested Dylan Martin at one end and Brad Brown burst through to shoot over at the other.   Leading the home attack Brad Matzk looked lively and was only denied the opening goal by a too narrow angle after he had left defenders in his wake.   Then after 29 minutes a deep cross from Jake Wood picked out the head of Marley Edwards and he gave St Neots the lead.   However, within sixty seconds the visitors had responded positively as Tom Wakely was left unmarked and he levelled the scores from close range.   Visiting keeper Kai Bradley produced the save of the match to deny Jake Wood after 34 minutes but two minutes later the home side struck what was to prove the decisive goal as St Ives defender Ewan Young was caught in possession and Brad Matzk advanced on goal to reinstate the lead.   Three minutes before half time the injury saw the temporary suspension of the game.   Upon the restart the visitors gave the impression of trying to take revenge for the injury with Faris Rhaman booked and after 51 minutes the game exploded with a fracas in the St Neots penalty area resulting in a red card for Ewan Young and bookings for Matzk (St Neots) and Karl Frans and Kai Hope (St Ives).   When peace was restored St Neots had much of the possession with their one-man advantage, but they created little although Bradley saved well from Brown and Max Smalley.   St Ives best chance of a share of the points came midway through the second half when Ben Smith broke clear but was foiled by an important save by Dylan Martin.   St Neots:  Martin, Olive, Wood, O’Hara, Howell, Byrne, Smalley, Clark, Matzk, Brown, Edwards Sub used:   Nshangalume. Cards: Byrne (Y – 42 mins), Matzk (Y – 51 mins), Edwards (Y – 83 mins) Referee:  Nicholas Easey                                                                                (John Walker)  
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:51
Open Training Day announced for potential scholars (September 2019 Intake) Friday 21st December 2018 - 10.30am at the GESS 3G Arena   Follow the link below to fill in the scholarship form but please also email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your participation on the 21st December
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:49
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         CAMBRIDGE CITY U18       2          This was a pulsating encounter between the two best sides in the Division and it finished honours even.  Leaders St Neots retained their top berth and their unbeaten at home in the league record, whilst their visitors Cambridge City remain unbeaten this season.   It was a match that was played at a tremendous pace with a high degree of commitment from each side with both going in front before the points were shared after 90 minutes, so there was plenty to engross St Neots best home attendance of the season.   The visitors started in an explosive fashion dominating the early exchanges, but St Neots came back to enjoy a much greater share of the second half possession and thought they may have won until the late Cambridge equaliser. St Neots weathered an early scare when goalkeeper Joe Burberry miskicked a clearance before pouncing on the ball in the opening minute, but the visitors were dictating play and went ahead on seven minutes when a swift attack on the left saw Jamie Judge cross to the far post for Robert Friel to force home.   Burberry then had to save well from Henry Hall and Friel as Cambridge maintained their impressive start, but St Neots replied with Jacob Joseph firing over the bar and Markel Cousins forcing a good save from Toby Moring.   Friel then shot over the bar when played clear by Jude White, but it was St Neots who finished the first half more strongly as Joseph volleyed over the bar after good work by Bradley Brown, and Cousins saw a shot blocked on the goal line following a Sammy Routs free kick.  Cambridge did create two early second half openings with White shooting off target after a pacey run that took him past two defenders, and Aaron Hiscock attacked on the left but saw his shot blocked by a defender.   St Neots then took over with Routs having a shot deflected over the bar, and Nehemiah Goodridge going close with a shot from a corner.   Cambridge were now pushed back on the defensive and Moring despite being unsighted produced the save of the match to deny Cousins, pushing his low shot away at full stretch.  He also saved a narrow-angled Joe Rider shot with his feet but was eventually beaten after 72 minutes by a neat Joseph header from a cross by substitute Tom Leagas.   Six minutes later St Neots took the lead as the impressive Cousins fed leading scorer Joe Rider to make it 2-1.   However the lead was short-lived for two minutes later a rare Cambridge attack ended with the unmarked Aaron Hiscock heading Harvey Bullin cross past Burberry.   There was no easing of commitment as both sides strove for a winning goal but a draw was a fair result. St Neots:  Burberry, Ferry, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Joseph, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Cousins Sub used:   Leagas. Referee:  Paul Gale    (John Walker)  
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:09
  Post 16 Sports Scholarship. Keep an eye out for further Sports Scholarship opportunities including Cricket, Tennis, Golf...... Please also welcome Alex Cook onto our full time coaching Staff. Alex Cook joins Jamie Raynor and Alex Minall, who as well as coaching our scholars also all coach within our Scholarship partner Peterborough United's Academy # developmentpartnership
Friday, 05 October 2018 15:52
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON       1         ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7           A personal hat trick in each half by St Neots striker Joe Rider condemned winless Histon to their fourth defeat in five league matches this season.   It was St Neots’ fourth successive league victory to leave them in second spot just a point behind league leaders Royston Town. The match began with a flurry of attacking play at both ends with St Neots taking an eighth minutes lead thanks to a lengthy shot from Bradley Brown.  Histon replied in the next ten minutes with a Kyle Neesham shot that visiting keeper Joe Burberry was glad to push over the bar and then Rhys O’Callaghan was played clear by Kyle Moran, but he lobbed wastefully over the bar with only the keeper to beat.   Joe Rider had a cross-cum-shot blocked on the line by Ethan Bates and then at the other end Sam Routs dragged his effort wide of the near post.   Alfredo Martins then levelled the scores with a dipping shot from 25 yards that caught Burberry a couple of yards off his line.   Joe Rider’s goal fest began after 27 minutes when a sublime through ball from Jacob Joseph played him clear of his marker and he shot low through the keeper’s legs to make it 2-1.   David Muse almost added to the score when more defensive laxness let him in but under pressure home keeper Dylan Pearce saved with his legs.  After 33 minutes Rider doubled his tally when he was left totally unmarked to collect another Joseph assist and his first hat trick arrived four minutes before the break when he capitalised on a defensive misunderstanding between Pearce and Theo Broomfield.   Just before half time Louis Hobbs broke away for the home side but shot over the bar. The second half had a much quieter start with St Neots dominating possession but creating little.   Substitutions by both sides tended to break up the pattern of play but three further goals in six minutes by Rider punished the home defence.   After 72 minutes he was brought down by Ryan McGillvray in the area earning the home player a booking for dissent and he picked himself up to made it 5-1 from the penalty spot.   Three minutes later he made no mistake picking up a Routs cross and his second hat trick arrived after 78 minutes when a long clearance out of defence saw him beat the offside trap to bear down on goal to beat Pearce again.   To Histon’s relief he was then substituted but they refused to capitulate, and Burberry had to be alert, to keep a well struck Hobbs free kick from reducing the home sides’ arrears.       St Neots:  Burberry, Rowland, Wood, O’Hara, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, Routs, Muse, Rider, Brown (B) Subs used:   Coppolaro, Goodyear, Frezza and Brown (J). Referee: Andrew Drain                                                                                               (John Walker)
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:26
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         SAFFRON WALDEN U18       1 St Neots skipper Leon Fulianty inspired his side to a narrow hard-fought victory over a visiting Saffron Walden side that pushed them all the way.   This was Walden’s first match of the season having finished last season in joint third place after a disappointing start to their season.   In a tense second half either side could have snatched victory after going to the break level, but the visitors’ finishing was wasteful whilst the winning St Neots goal was one to savour. St Neots got off to the perfect start after seven minutes when Jacob Joseph scored a great individual goal.   Receiving the ball in a packed penalty area he cleverly back heeled it to create space and beat visiting keeper Josh Bates with an angled shot.   Walden hit back with Zac Hassan tormenting the home defence as he almost levelled the scores going past two defenders to see his shot well blocked by Joe Burberry.   The keeper was then in action again falling on the ball at the feet of Daniel Joannou after his defence had been breached.   St Neots were creating their own openings with Adrian O’Hara shooting wide and Sam Routs seeing his effort deflected for a corner.  Ethan Williams shot wide after a slick Walden attack but after 39 minutes Burberry missed his attempted clearance and the ball fell at the feet of Alex Cannon for a simple equalizer.  The first half ended in a flurry of activity with Hassan firing narrowly over the bar and St Neots getting the ball in the opposition net but seeing the effort ruled out. Joe Rider should have restored St Neots lead five minutes after the restart when played clear by Routs, but he saw his effort pushed away at full stretch and then Joseph shot over after good work by O’Hara.   However, the match became scrappy with neither side able to create chances and a stalemate threatened.   With fifteen minutes left Wealden created an excellent opening when a pacey four-man move split the home defence to set up Hassan by Burberry produced a full length save and within a minute the winning goal arrived at the other end.  Leon Fulianty won the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and sped past two opponents to exchange passers with Joseph.   Reaching the bye line, he picked out Joe Rider for a simple tap-in match winner.   Walden set up a late charge in a bid to save a point but Burberry saved well from Ethan Williams and the unmarked Joe Cunning put a free header wide from a late corner.   St Neots Town:  Burberry, Leagas, Roberts, Rowland, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Wood Subs used:   Cathergood, Humble, Rudland, and Brown (B). Referee: Gary Pond                                                                                                (John Walker)
Friday, 01 June 2018 16:40
  OPEN TRIALS FOR SEASON 2018/19 A quick update that the Trial Process for the SNTFC Mick George Academy 2018 will now be held at: Longsands Academy |  Longsands Road St. Neots | Cambs | PE19 1LQ This change comes as work starts on the BRAND NEW Artificial Grass Pitch being built at the Football Club in the next few weeks. We would like to thank Longsands School for there support during this time as we increase our range of top class facilities.   Our new training surface will replace the existing 3G on the site next to the First Team Stadium. The previous surface is being removed to make way for the latest in state of the art grass technology and will provide the perfect home for the Mick George Academy next season. With work starting earlier this week, the Trials have had to be held away from Rowley Park (St Neots Town FC) while construction is being completed but we are sure it will be worth the wait! The new AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch) will be full 11 v 11 adult size with a viewing area for parents and relevant markings and appropriate goals for all our Academy Squads. We believe this improvement will only consolidate our position as the outstanding club in Huntingdonshire and provide a excellent venue to host home fixtures for our impressive teams. If selected as a player for one of our Academy squads next season, you will enjoy the luxury of an artificial pitch incorporating the latest hi-tech specifications for football and this enhancement will therefore see the introduction in a very strict code of conduct & set of user guidelines. Litter, food or incorrect footwear (blades or metal studs) will not be permitted on the pitch under any circumstances - moulded studs or astro turf football boots must be worn at all times. We are very excited and proud of the achievement that getting this addition to the facility represents - thank you to all those who have supported the club in order to make this dream a reality! Monday 4th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 6th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS Monday 11th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 13th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS The selection process will consist of a 4 corner player analysis on the first trial night followed by a game related match evaluation on the second date. Following completion of the mandatory sign up form you will be contacted to confirm your place at the trials.  Please be aware: Players who are successful will need to adhere to the minimum requirements for commitment to training sessions, events, behaviour, dress code and responses to communication by the Academy to maintain their place.   It is vital you complete our online sign up form to ensure you have a place on at the Open Trials, if this is not complete you may not be able to participate on the night. Please follow the link below:   Sign Up Here   If successful and selected for next seasons Academy you will be required to attend a Sign On Evening at the Football Club on Wednesday 20th June, further details will be communicated following trials.  It is important that all efforts are made to attend the Open Trials as sides for next season are selected from this process! Finally we are always looking to recruit good people and if anyone has an interest in coaching roles next season please can you make me aware (minimum FA Level 1 required). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me! Thanks, Iain Parr Academy Manager St Neots Town Football Club Rowley Park, Kester way St Neots, Cambs, PE19 6SL Office: 01480 470012 / 476432 Mob: 07970 851511 Email: 
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:30
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON U18      0           ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7 With just one match left later this week, away at Haverhill, St Neots now know that a single point will be sufficient to see them retain the championship of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.   This penultimate league match was switched from Histon to the Premier Plus Stadium and was a very one-way contest with St Neots scoring seven goals without reply, with goalkeeper George Bugg a virtual spectator. In the early stages St Neots seemed shot shy with an Alfie Donkin head over the bar and a Callan Irvine shot wide of the target their best efforts.   However, that changed after 13 minutes when Ben Southwood skilfully lost his marker to cross for Kieran Waites to open the scoring.   Two minutes later Aaron Hiscock was brought down by goalkeeper Daniel Wiseman as he raced from his goal and Hiscock got to his feet to tuck away the resultant penalty.   Southwood twice shot across the face of goal and Waites fired wide after a delightful move involving Donkin and Hiscock.   Then after 28 minutes Irvine threaded a through ball to find Ben Southwood to make it 3-0 and six minutes before the break the contest was effectively decided when Kieran Waites claimed hissecond goal of the match and his nineteenth of the season after clever play between Donkin and Southwood. The second half was a more leisurely affair with St Neots no doubt having one eye on their important final match.   They sent on two substitutes and continued to dominate without showing the urgency they had displayed in the first 45 minutes.   It was now that Histon goalkeeper began to shine making three excellent saves to deny Leon Fulianty (twice) and Aaron Hiscock.    On the 75th minute another delightful three-man move ripped open the Histon defence as Hiscock and Waites set up Sam Routs for a tap-in fifth goal and then two further goals in the last five minutes from the lively Callan Irvine gave St Neots their 69th league goal of the season - 15 more than their nearest rivals and 12 more than they scored last season.   Histon’s sole effort to test the underworked St Neots custodian came from a lengthy Finlay Newey free kick that Bugg retrieved from just under his cross bar. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Southwood, Irvine, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Dunnett and Ford Referee: Nicholas Easey                                                                                                 (John Walker)  
Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:36
HUNTINGDONSHIRE U18 YOUTH CUP FINAL (at Yaxley) ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1 Cup holders St Neots retained the Huntingdonshire FA County Youth Cup with a comfortable victory over Godmanchester Rovers.   These two sides are the best in the Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division and mathematically either can finish champions this season with current leaders St Neots needing just four points from their remaining two matches to clinch the title for the second successive season.   It was a feisty encounter with the two sides evenly matches but the clinching factor was St Neots’ finishing whilst their opponents always shared possession but created fewer goal scoring opportunities. The match got off to an electric start with two goals in the opening six minutes to set the standard.   St Neots took the lead after just two minutes with a lightning strike as Sam Routs found George Holman in space and he unselfishly set up leading scorer Kieran Waites who netted his seventeenth goal of the season from ten yards.   Godmanchester’s response was swift and effective as four minutes later Daniel Turnbull intercepted an attempted defensive clearance to find Michael Speed in space and he sent Ryan Batsford clear on the left to net from an acute angle.   St Neots were looking good from set piece play and following a 20th minute corner Waites almost claimed a second goal, but Rovers custodian Shay Griffiths made a smart save from his close-range effort.    Six minutes later St Neots regained the lead when Andre Williams released a cross field pass to split the defence and Aaron Hiscock showed fine skill close to the bye line to get past Fraser Kerr and his reverse pass found Sam Routs unmarked to shoot beyond the diving Griffiths.   The St Neots defence looked firm and in control restricting Rovers’ efforts to shooting from distance and Speed should have done better than shoot wide after neat play by Luke Toates and then Lewis Powell shot wide after another promising build-up.   The half ended with Griffiths keeping his side in contention with a brave save at the feet of Holman. St Neots positive start after the break put them in control of the match.   A 48th minute free kick from Williams was only just wide and then the same St Neots player brought the save of the match at full length from Griffiths.   However, it was to be Williams who was to set up the significant third goal for his side when he beat his marker to cross for Joe Brooke to tap in from close range.   Godmanchester sent on substitutes hoping to revitalise their efforts to get back in the match but they failed to test George Bugg in the St Neots goal.   Griffiths then had to leave his area in an attempt to repel a St Neots attack and was left stranded but relieved to see Williams’ narrow angled attempt effort pass just beyond the far post.  The match became tense as St Neots looked happy to defend their lead and a flare-up fifteen minutes from time saw two St Neots players yellow-carded.   The match then fizzled out with Godmanchester looking the more positive side but St Neots, with defenders Archie Southeran and Leon Fulianty in control, never looked like conceding a further goal. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Irvine, Hedge, Goodridge and Southwood   Godmanchester:  Griffiths, Kerr, Francis, Stevenson, Casey, Powell, Greatorex, Toates, Turnbull, Speed, Batsford Subs used:  Gallagher, Rogers, Dale and Dean Referee: Richard Hart                                                                                                  (John Walker)
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:09
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1 This could prove to be the most significant result of the campaign for St Neots as they produced a very gritty performance to inflict on Godmanchester only their third league defeat of the season.   However, the result was not as clear cut as the score line suggests because for long periods the visitors shaded play but could not match their approach play with clear scoring chances.   With Cambridge City surprisingly defeated at home by Saffron Walden on the night, it leaves Godmanchester as the only side that can overhaul St Neots for the league title provided each win their final matches.  However, Godmanchester still have to play Cambridge City twice as well as Royston who are second in the table and Walden who are on a good run. In the first fifteen minutes St Neots produced their best football of the season battering the visiting defence and scoring twice and that tally could easily have been doubled.   However, Godmanchester are not serious title challengers without good reason and they battled back and for long periods at the end of each half they were well on top.   St Neots domination began after just six minutes when Aaron Hiscock jinked along the bye line to cross and when his effort was not cleared the ball fell to leading scorer Kieran Waites who lashed in his sixteenth goal of the season.   Visiting keeper Shay Griffiths then saved well from George Holman and Hiscock shot over the bar after clever work by Andre Williams.   Defender Archie Southeran joined the attack to head over from a corner and a Leon Fulianty shot was cleared off the line by Ben Casey.  The pressure told after 13 minutes when Joe Brooks crossed for George Holman to head the second goal.   Godmanchester gradually recovered from the onslaught and two lengthy free kicks from William Greatorex were comfortably saved but St Neots had lost their rhythm and after32 minutes a defensive error allowed Daniel Turnbull to lob advancing keeper George Bugg to put the visitors back in the game. After the break there was a period of even play with Michael Speed firing over when well placed for the visitors, and St Neots having a Waites shot well saved by Griffiths.   An outstanding save by Bugg from Turnbull preserved St Neots narrow lead and as the second half went on it became clear that a fourth goal would be significant for either side.   It arrived seven minutes from time against the run of platy when St Neots skipper Alfie Donkin reacted first when a shot by Hiscock was blocked by a defender.  It was Donkin’s fourth, but most important goal of the season and St Neots held out through seven minutes added time to claim victory. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas, Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Irvine, Rider and Ford Referee: Piotr Juszczyk                                                                                                 (John Walker)
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